At the peak of her career, classical homeopathy and health care columnist Katina Makris was stricken with a mysterious “flu.” Only after five years of torment—two completely bedridden—and devastating blows to her professional and family life was Katina’s illness finally diagnosed as Lyme disease. But diagnosis was only the beginning of her journey toward healing. Part recovery memoir and part resource guide, Katina’s Out of the Woods provides vital alternative medical, emotional and spiritual support, and reaffirms the power of hope for anyone grappling with a life-shattering chronic illness. USA Book News recently honored Out of the Woods as a "Best Books 2011" Awards finalist in the health/alternative medicine category. We hope you enjoy these excerpts from the “Classical Homeopathy” chapter in Out of the Woods:
Classical homeopathy is a comprehensive branch of alternative medicine that has been in existence since the late 1700s. The founder, a German research scientist named Samuel Hahnemann, brought to light two intrinsic principals, which are the cornerstones of this healing discipline. The first, known as “the Law of Similars,” states that something that can cause a disease can also cure it. The second is the magic of “the minimum dose,” which is the least amount of substance to be used for curative purposes, but not to induce side effects.
Classical homeopathy offers highly valuable support in the treatment of Lyme disease. Individual remedies may be prescribed to treat the various acute symptoms that plague the individual, whether joint pain, stomach irregularities, headaches, depression, anxiety, or insomnia. All such states are greatly aided by the fine workings of homeopathic remedies.
I, myself, found homeopathy to be indispensable in the circuitous journey I have traveled in overcoming chronic Lyme disease. I truly believe that without the assistance of this wonderful healing discipline I would not have made the most obvious strides I have. Please do not overlook this effect modality. Internationally, it is a well-respected and utilized healing system.
Homeopathic remedies can be found in most health food stores, or ordered from the world renowned pharmacy Boiron. Extensive references, recommendations or further information on homeopathy and Lyme treatment can be found online at www.outofthewoodsbook.com.
About Katina: Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH, is an intuitive healer, a classical homeopath of 26 years, and a former popular newspaper columnist. She sat on the board of the Council for Homeopathic Certification for seven years. A graduate of Duke University and the Stillpoint School of Integrative Life Healing, Katina plans to donate five percent of profits from the sale of Out of the Woods to Lyme disease research. To purchase Katina’s book, please click here.